Free Animations and Videos for Forensic DNA Training

The website - administered by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - offers free, self-paced online courses that include videos and animations that were developed with funding from the NIJ.

The NIJ announced that students, educators, and law-enforcement trainers are encouraged to use these resources in their own work or classrooms.

The NIJ only asks that you acknowledge and NIJ as the source.

The animations and videos that are available on the site include:

  • Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court
  • DNA: A Prosecutor's Practice Notebook
  • Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes
  • Laboratory Orientation and Testing of Body Fluids and Tissues for Forensic Analysis
  • DNA Amplification for Forensic Analysts
  • Amplified DNA Product Separation for Forensic Analysts
  • STR Data Analysis and Interpretation for Forensic Analysts
  • Population Genetics and Statistics for the Forensic Analyst
  • Communication Skills, Report Writing and Courtroom Testimony for Forensic Analysts
  • Advanced and Emerging DNA Technologies and Techniques

Click here to view the list of videos and animations.

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